High levels of violence and use of force at last G4S-run child jail, report finds – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, news, prisons, reports, violence, young offenders by tracey

‘Report says inspectors witnessed staff struggling to maintain order at Oakhill secure training centre near Milton Keynes.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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Parents ‘should decide care of baby’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care orders, medical treatment, news, parental rights by tracey

‘The parents of a seven-month-old baby who are challenging doctors in court to keep him on life support say they deserve the right to judge his care.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2017

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Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 7th, 2017 in legislation by tracey

The Finance Act 2016, Section 164 (Appointed Day) Regulations 2017

The Social Security Benefits Up-rating Order 2017

The Finance Act 2016, Schedule 21 (Appointed Days) Regulations 2017

The Universal Credit (Housing Costs Element for claimants aged 18 to 21) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Childcare Act 2006 (Provision of Information to Parents) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Public Service Pensions Revaluation Order 2017

The Guaranteed Minimum Pensions Increase Order 2017

The National Health Service (Direct Payments) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Finance Act 2016, Schedule 22 (Appointed Days) Regulations 2017

The Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation Scheme) (Amendment) Order 2017

The Water Supply and Sewerage Services (Customer Service Standards) (Amendment) Regulations 2017

The Sewerage Services (Exception from Sewerage System Prohibition) (England) Regulations 2017

The Code of Practice (Picketing) Order 2017

The Social Security (Industrial Injuries) (Prescribed Diseases) Amendment Regulations 2017

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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All you need are costs: “real party” must pay in dispute over Beatles documentary – Litigation Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in copyright, costs, intellectual property, media, news by tracey

‘A venture capitalist was the “real party” in a dispute between two companies over a documentary based on the Beatles’ first concert in the USA, a High Court judge has held.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2017

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ATE insurer escapes £320,000 costs liability because of policy breaches – Litigation Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in contracts, costs, damages, insurance, news by tracey

‘An after-the-event insurer (ATE) has escaped liability to pay out £320,000 after the High Court found that its insured had breached four conditions precedent in the policy.’

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Litigation Futures, 7th March 2017

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BSB: “self-certification” the way forward for youth court barristers – Legal Futures

Posted March 7th, 2017 in barristers, news, youth courts by tracey

‘Barristers in the youth courts will have to make a declaration that they have reached the standards set out by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) to continue providing the service, it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 7th March 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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Cold-call gang jailed for £1.7 million investment scam – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in conspiracy, fraud, press releases, sentencing, telecommunications by tracey

‘A cold-call gang which conned dozens of victims into handing over more than £1.7 million by promoting non-existent investment opportunities have been sentenced today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2016

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

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Former NHS manager jailed for lying about his qualifications – Crown Prosecutions Service

Posted March 7th, 2017 in health, misrepresentation, press releases, sentencing by tracey

‘A senior NHS boss who lied about his qualifications in order to gain jobs in the health sector has been given a two-year prison sentence at Exeter Crown Court today (6 March).’

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Crown Prosecutions Service, 6th March 2017

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Speech by Lord Justice Jackson: Keynote address on the Review of Fixed Recoverable Costs – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted March 7th, 2017 in costs, judges, speeches by tracey

‘Speech given at the Costs Conference, 7 March 2017.
This lecture has two main purposes. First, it is a progress report. Secondly the lecture is intended to set a framework for the future planned seminars.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 7th March 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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BAILII: Recent Decisions

Posted March 7th, 2017 in law reports by tracey

Supreme Court

Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v SJ & J Monk (a firm) [2017] UKSC 14 (1 March 2017)

EV (A Child), Re (Scotland) [2017] UKSC 15 (1 March 2017)

AMT Futures Ltd v Marzillier & Ors [2017] UKSC 13 (1 March 2017)

IPCO (Nigeria) Ltd v Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation [2017] UKSC 16 (1 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Civil Division)

Casson v Hudson & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 125 (03 March 2017)

Tchenguiz & Ors v Kaupthing Bank HF & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 83 (03 March 2017)

Secretary of State for the Home Department v RF (Jamaica) [2017] EWCA Civ 124 (03 March 2017)

Ittihadieh v 5-11 Cheyne Gardens RTM Company Ltd& Ors [2017] EWCA Civ 121 (03 March 2017)

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

King, R v [2017] EWCA Crim 128 (03 March 2017)

High Court (Administrative Court)

Newell-Austin v Solicitors Regulatory Authority [2017] EWHC 411 (Admin) (03 March 2017)

Lucas (Save Diggle Action Group)), R (On the Application Of) v Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council [2017] EWHC 349 (Admin) (02 March 2017)

High Court (Chancery Division)

Attheraces Ltd & Anor v Ladbrokes Betting And Gaming Ltd & Ors [2017] EWHC 431 (Ch) (06 March 2017)

The Royal Mint Ltd v The Commonwealth Mint And Philatelic Bureau Ltd [2017] EWHC 417 (Ch) (03 March 2017)

Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC & Anor v WPMC Ltd & Anor [2017] EWHC 389 (Ch) (03 March 2017)

High Court (Commercial Court)

Astor Management AG & Anor v Atalaya Mining Plc & Ors [2017] EWHC 425 (Comm) (06 March 2017)

Phoenix Group Foundation v Cochrane & Anor [2017] EWHC 418 (Comm) (06 March 2017)

Ventra Investments Ltd v Bank of Scotland Plc [2017] EWHC 199 (Comm) (03 March 2017)

Denso Manufacturing UK Ltd v Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) Plc [2017] EWHC 391 (Comm) (03 March 2017)

High Court (Family Division)

Lachaux v Lachaux [2017] EWHC 385 (Fam) (02 March 2017)

High Court (Patents Court)

Edwards Lifesciences LLC v Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc. & Ors [2017] EWHC 405 (Pat) (03 March 2017)

Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics Company Ltd v Abbvie Biotechnology Ltd [2017] EWHC 395 (Pat) (03 March 2017)

Source: www.bailii.org

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Asda fined £300,000 after dead mice, rotting food and fly larvae found at its depot – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2017 in costs, food hygiene, news by tracey

‘Asda has been fined £300,000 after inspectors found dead mice and flies at a depot that distributes food to online shoppers in London and Essex.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2017

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Liverpool ‘lack of care’ home owners fined £80k over ‘dangerous, dirty’ conditions – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in care homes, costs, fines, news, quality assurance by tracey

‘Two brothers who ran a care home where elderly residents lived in squalor have been fined more than £80,000.’

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BBC News, 6th March 2017

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Villagers defeat Historic England and parish council in row about poppy wreath holders to honour war dead – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 7th, 2017 in historic buildings, local government, news, planning, war by tracey

‘Villagers have defeated Historic England following a row about honouring their war dead, as a Church judge ruled they can use a wreath holder to display poppies all year round.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th March 2017

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High court to hear legal challenge over boy kept in cell 23 hours a day – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in children, detention, imprisonment, news, prisons, young offenders by tracey

‘A legal challenge over a boy locked up for 23 hours a day in a London prison has been given the go-ahead.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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Courts to take greater account of young offenders’ backgrounds when passing sentence – The Independent

Posted March 7th, 2017 in crime, news, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘Young offenders will have their backgrounds examined in greater detail under a new sentencing regime which will take into account whether they have suffered trauma.’

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The Independent, 7th March 2017

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NHS tainted blood scandal: scheme to compensate victims to be scaled back – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in blood products, compensation, consultations, costs, health, news, victims by tracey

‘Government proposals aim to cut costs as ministers believe more people will develop serious health issues, pushing programme over budget.’

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The Guardian, 7th March 2017

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Facebook ‘failed to remove sexualised images of children’ – BBC News

Posted March 7th, 2017 in BBC, complaints, indecent photographs of children, internet, news by tracey

‘Facebook has been criticised for its handling of reports about sexualised images of children on its platform. The chairman of the Commons media committee, Damian Collins, said he had “grave doubts” about the effectiveness of its content moderation systems.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2017

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NHS mental health trust to be prosecuted amid claims it failed to offer safe care – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2017 in duty of care, health, health & safety, hospitals, mental health, news by tracey

‘A mental health trust is to be the first NHS provider to be prosecuted under legislation brought in after the Mid Staffs scandal.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2017

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Sentencing Council publishes new guidelines on sentencing children and young people and offenders who plead guilty – Sentencing Council

‘Today, the Sentencing Council has published two new sentencing guidelines. One covers how courts should make a reduction in sentence for offenders who admit their guilt, and the other deals with the approach they should take when sentencing children and young people.’

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Sentencing Council, 7th March 2017

source: http://sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk

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